Pregnant woman loses baby after being hit by drunk driver

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) -- Police have released the name of a pregnant woman who lost her baby when her car was struck by a suspected drunk driver in Longmont.

Cmdr. Jeff Satur says 27-year-old Heather Surovik is still in the hospital but her father reports she "is making good strides toward recovery."

Police say Gary Sheats crashed into a vehicle at an intersection Thursday afternoon, leaving Surovik in critical condition, her mother with serious injuries and her 5-year-old son with minor injuries. The fetus was killed.

Prosecutors say Sheats has multiple DUI offenses and had a blood-alcohol level of 0.292 percent after the crash, more than three times the legal limit for driving.


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  • by Anonymous on Jul 22, 2012 at 05:43 PM
    It was not a fetus it was a living baby about to be born.
  • by Linda Location: Iowa on Jul 10, 2012 at 12:46 PM
    Fetal Homicide State Laws http://www.ncsl.org/issues-research/health/fetal-homicide-state-laws.aspx Currently, at least 38 states have fetal homicide laws, including Colorado. At least 23 states have fetal homicide laws that apply to the earliest stages of pregnancy There is a state by state list: For Colorado it says the defendant needs to have known or reasonably should have known about the pregnancy.
  • by Don Location: GJ on Jul 9, 2012 at 03:41 PM
    Since you correctly call it a baby, there should be charges of murder filed against the perpetrator but unfortunately, state law does not recognize what the mother surely knows, it is a baby, not a fetal mass. When will we get the inhuman liberals to admit that it is a baby?
  • by RPRyan on Jul 9, 2012 at 05:53 AM
    What do you want to bet it is not his first offense?
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      by Anonymous on Jul 9, 2012 at 09:20 AM in reply to RPRyan
      considering the article says he has multiple prior DUIs, I'll pass on that bet... Probably your comment spurred kjct to add that little tidbit of info
  • by Anonymous on Jul 9, 2012 at 05:36 AM
    Bubbas getting some fresh fish. This guy sounds like a real jewel!
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